What are Mesh Filters? (Answered)

But what are mesh filters? And do you need them for your range hood?

Mesh filters are kitchen range hood filters that aid in the removal of airborne contaminants and grease from the air in your kitchen. When they get dirty, they can be washed and reused, saving you the trouble and expense of buying and storing replacement filters.

But there’s a lot more to it than that. So, in this article, you will learn what mesh filters are, what they are made of, how to replace them, and how to choose a new one if necessary.

Editor’s note: This article was updated on September 18, 2021, to include additional information regarding mesh filters.

What are mesh filters? 

Mesh filters are kitchen range hood filters that help remove grease and other contaminants from the air in your kitchen. They can be washed and reused when they become dirty, saving you the trouble and expense of purchasing and storing replacement filters.

Some hoods include a grease trap in the blower to more effectively catch unwanted contaminants. If the mesh filter is flat or level, the hood will not include a grease trap. 

What are mesh filters made of?

Mesh filters are available in stainless steel and aluminum. Filters made of stainless steel will last longer and filter grease better than filters made of aluminum.

Crumpled Up Aluminium
Crumpled Up Aluminium. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

How to clean mesh filters?

Check out this video.

How to replace a mesh filter

To change your filters, just follow these easy steps.

  1. Identify the filter for your specific hood modle.
  2. Remove the old mesh filter.
  3. Attatch the new fitlers.

If you want to see how the experts replace their filters, take a look at this video on How to Replace Clean & Replace Your Cooker Hood Grease Filters by Hotpoint.

How to Replace Clean & Replace Your Cooker Hood Grease Filters by Hotpoint.

How to buy new mesh filters

If you need to purchase new mesh filters, you will want to make sure that you get the right ones for your specific range hood.

Consult your range hoods user manual to make sure you get the right filters. If you don’t have a user manual for your range hood, try doing a Google search of your model number and see if you can find a PDF digital version of the user manual.

If you don’t know the model number, it’s likely somewhere inside the hood. Most manufactures will have a sticker inside of the hood with the model number for just this reason. Hopefully, once you give a good look around your range hood, you will be able to identify its model number. When you finally have the number, do a quick Google search for the right filters and shop away.

Conclusion

Clean range hood filters are essential to proper operation.

In this post, in this article, we covered what mesh filters are, what they are made of, how to replace them, and how to choose a new one if necessary. Here are some key takeaways:

Key takeaways

  • Mesh filters removal of airborne contaminants and grease from your kitchen. 
  • Mesh filters are availabel in stianless teel and aluminum.

If you’d like to learn more about range hoods, check out our full blog here. Stay safe!

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